MCA is committed to defence of Chinese schools, says leaders

MCA is committed to defence of Chinese schools, says leaders

PETALING JAYA - MCA has given its assurance that the party will continue to defend the existence of the Chinese vernacular schools in the country.

Its deputy national organising secretary Datuk Chai Kim Sen said that the party had never shirked its duty to protect Chinese education, not even when it had no representative in the Education Ministry.

"So long as MCA exists, no Chinese school will be closed down. MCA President Datuk Seri Liow Tiong Lai and his deputy Datuk Dr Wee Ka Siong, will never cease to be of service to Chinese education, through Cabinet channels," he said in a statement on Thursday.

Chai was responding to a statement made by DAP Tanjong MP Ng Wei Aik that MCA's political struggle will come to an end if a resolution is passed in the upcoming Umno General Assembly to close down Chinese vernacular schools in the country.

Chai also hit out at DAP, saying that instead of criticising MCA, it should focus on stopping the hudud law from being implemented in Kelantan.

"The rakyat, especially Malaysian Chinese, must punish DAP if the proposed hudud laws by PAS are eventually implemented in Kelantan.

"It was DAP which had persuaded the Chinese voters to let down their guards to vote for PAS. In the end, after the general election, PAS now wants to force its way through for the hudud law and even challenged DAP to leave Pakatan, but DAP could only manage to keep mum throughout," he said. Its deputy national organising secretary Datuk Chai Kim Sen said that the party had never shirked its duty to protect Chinese education, not even when it had no representative in the Education Ministry.

"So long as MCA exists, no Chinese school will be closed down. MCA President Datuk Seri Liow Tiong Lai and his deputy Datuk Dr Wee Ka Siong, will never cease to be of service to Chinese education, through Cabinet channels," he said in a statement on Thursday.

Chai was responding to a statement made by DAP Tanjong MP Ng Wei Aik that MCA's political struggle will come to an end if a resolution is passed in the upcoming Umno General Assembly to close down Chinese vernacular schools in the country.

Chai also hit out at DAP, saying that instead of criticising MCA, it should focus on stopping the hudud law from being implemented in Kelantan.

"The rakyat, especially Malaysian Chinese, must punish DAP if the proposed hudud laws by PAS are eventually implemented in Kelantan.

"It was DAP which had persuaded the Chinese voters to let down their guards to vote for PAS. In the end, after the general election, PAS now wants to force its way through for the hudud law and even challenged DAP to leave Pakatan, but DAP could only manage to keep mum throughout," he said.

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